This is a re-release of a Tamiya Radio Control classic! In March 1988, Tamiya released an electric R/C 4WD racing buggy called the "Avante" and it has since become a special machine in Tamiya"s R/C history. The machine featured a unique shaft-driven 4WD system which was taken from Tamiya"s first 4WD R/C buggy, the Hotshot. It also featured a highly sophisticated design including a FRP double-deck chassis layout, longitudinal motor & battery positions, and a formula-type body with chassis fairing. It was equipped with innovative components such as a compact gearbox with 3 small planetary gears, a center diff to increase stability, a fully adjustable suspension, and cam-lock wheel caps.
In 2011 the Avante made its return to the Tamiya library of R/C car offerings. It has a few updates, such as universal drive-shafts and machined aluminum uprights, to give the 2011 version increased durability and performance over the original. The Avante was such a distinctive R/C machine, many of its mechanisms have become standard features on modern R/C cars.
? Tire Width/Diameter: 38/88mm
?Chassis: 2mm Thick Carbon Double Deck
?Longitudinally-Placed Motor Shaft-Driven Full-Time 4WD
?Diff Gear F/R: Planetary, Center: Ball Diff
?3-Piece Steering Tie-Rod
?4-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension
?Front & Rear Oil Dampers
?Type 540 Motor (25T)
Requires: Electronic Speed Controller , 2-channel radio, servo, ESC, 7.2 volt battery & compatible battery charger, and Tamiya PS polycarbonate paint
New production run with same model number in 2017 for Japanese market only.
Released again 18. March 2017 at same price as first issue.
Released again in October 2020 under same model number.